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Engaged employees collaborate to share their knowledge. They seek continuous professional growth, and their drive and attitude transform their workplace. Learn about engagement opportunities for Texas A&M University College of Engineering and Texas A&M Experiment Station employees.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online resource that contains over 10,000 courses to help you develop your career, learn new technologies, and build workplace skills.

Simply log in to watch the videos, create your own video playlists, and more. Access Linkedin Learning and log in with your NetID and password. If you have trouble logging in, email for support.


TrainTraq is a learning management system available for use by The Texas A&M University System and is accessed through Single Sign On (SSO). The mandated training courses required of all employees of The Texas A&M University System are available through TrainTraq.

Staff Development Opportunities

Opportunities for professional development, training and tuition assistance for engineering staff are available in coordination with the Engineering Staff Advisory Council. 


The Birkman Method is a psychological assessment designed to reveal four key perspectives of every person: motivation, self-perception, social perception and mindset. Completion of this assessment, combined with a comprehensive analysis conducted by a certified facilitator, can help teams better understand the emotions and actions that drive their everyday interactions.

The goals for this strategy are to help team members:

  • Create psychological safety to discuss individual styles and get more team input.
  • Increase emotional intelligence by developing self and others awareness.
  • Meet individual expectations and manage unproductive stress behaviors.
  • Boost morale by bringing clarity to the team’s purpose in a way that resonates with each individual.
  • Identify and leverage strengths to facilitate collaboration and maximize performance.
  • Understand perceptual gaps to manage blind spots.

The Birkman Method is available upon request; contact Todd Cottrell for more information.

There is a cost for the assessment, but facilitated analysis is free.


Fierce Conversations is a methodology for engaging in conversations that count. What is discussed, how it is discussed and who is invited to the conversation determines what will happen and what won’t happen.

  • Foundations - A revolutionary approach to conversations that matter. Undo old assumptions, spark new insights and lay the groundwork for transformation across your organization.
  • Team - Make better decisions and solve tough problems together. This proven approach will shatter silos, increase collaboration and boost buy-in across your organization.
  • Coach - Get to the heart of the matter — and act on it — fast. Discover a powerful coaching model that uncovers solutions, prompts potent action and unblocks professional paths.
  • Confront - Come face to face with the truth. Learn a direct conversation model that shifts attitudes, reduces tension and enriches relationships.
  • Delegate - Grow leadership skills in your team. This is an approach that clarifies roles, ends micromanagement and puts people on a clear path of professional development.
  • Feedback - Precisely what you need to hear — and say. Transform your feedback sessions into candid, consistent, two-way conversations that spark lasting change.
  • Accountability - Count on a deeper level of commitment. Move teams from excuses to action: embracing responsibility, overcoming obstacles and achieving outsize goals.
  • Negotiations - Master the art of deal-making. Negotiating doesn’t have to be a struggle. Learn to expand thinking, examine competing perspectives and uncover solutions with this core Fierce program.

Fierce Conversations is available upon request; contact Todd Cottrell for more information.

There is a cost for the materials, but facilitation of the course(s) is free.